- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The family of a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1993 is criticizing Gov. Tom Wolf for delaying Friday’s execution of the man who confessed to the crimes.

The sister of Trista Eng told Wolf in an open letter, “You’re the only person standing in between my sister getting justice she so deserves” and “What about our legal right to be heard? To have input?”

Wolf has placed a moratorium on all executions, citing concerns about death penalty fairness. His office says Wolf “has the utmost sympathy for the Eng family” despite the reprieve he granted to Hubert Michael Jr.

Michael has acknowledged kidnapping and raping the Dillsburg woman before driving her to state game lands in York County where he shot her three times.

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